Tim Burton Perplexed That He Didn't Already Write Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Stacy Conradt

It goes without saying that we’re super excited for longtime flosser Ransom Riggs and the folks over at Quirk Books. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is racking up the honors and accolades like Michael Phelps at the Beijing Olympics. It’s been on the New York Times Best Seller List for 22 weeks. CNN said it’s the next Harry Potter. The movie rights were snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. And now it looks like Tim Burton is eyeing it.

I mean, yeah, those things are all great. But now that Ransom has been skewered over at the A.V. Club/The Onion, we know he’s really made it. According to them, Tim Burton is pretty sure he already wrote Miss Peregrine at least 15 years ago.

“Are you sure?” Burton said. “That title really sounds like something I would have come up with in the late ’90s, back when I was still writing things. Let me check my notes,” he muttered, pausing to wrest a whimsically oversized tome from his library shelf and unlock it with a skeleton key.

If you haven’t read Miss Peregrine yet, get on it. You can preview the first three chapters over at Quirk and check out the book trailer right here on the _floss.

Congrats again to Ransom!